Biodiversity

RCE Kano launches one million tree campaign against Sahara encroachment

The RCE Kano stakeholder, the Center for Renewable Energy and Action on Climate Change together with RCE Kano is launching a campaign to plant one million economic trees to condense the Sahara desert encroachment .

Launch of 1 Million Economic Trees for the Sahel Initiative: Towards reversing desert encroachment and restoring degraded lands along 11 frontline states in Northern Nigeria

28 November, 2015, Zamfara State, Nigeria

The invitation letter can be downloaded below.

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Highlights from the Community to Community Exchange and Capacity Development Workshop for Traditional Knowlegde Holders

The Community-to-Community Exchange and Capacity Development Workshop for Traditional Knowledge Holders was held on 28th September to 4th October 2015, in Bengaluru, India and 100 delegates from Africa, South East Asia and the Central Asia gathered to highlight the importance of fostering the linkages between biodiversity and health and the relevance of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS). UNU-IAS and UNDP among others were co-organizers of this important event.

Nine major highlights emerged from this event:

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CEE Himalaya integrates religion with biodiversity conservation and environment protection

In ancient times, trees were worshipped in the form of sacred groves, and animals were taken care of as form of Gods. However, with the current religious practices adopted, the trend seems to have been reversed causing unsustainable harvest of plants and endangering of animals. RCE Srinagar with CEE Himalaya launched an education programme to study the religious practices adopted and their impact on biodiversity and environment.

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Sustainable peerage

LAST week, the University of the Philippines (UP) hosted the 8th Asia-Pacific RCE Conference. Before the day I learned I was going to be part of the technical working group for the conference, I didn't know what RCE was. I asked the assistant who handed the memo what RCE was, and she could only manage a smile for an answer. Poor me, I got a smaller world.

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